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Family friendly travelling in Auckland

Most popular areas in Auckland for family-friendly hotels

The harbor front city of Auckland, based at the sun-struck northern end of New Zealand’s North Island, is speckled with top hotels ready to provide perfect accommodation for your family city break. The northern end of Downtown’s central business district offers breezy harbor views, while the heart of Downtown, crowned by the glittery Sky Tower skyscraper, provides a buzzing atmosphere with a bounty of museums and restaurants. For a more relaxed vibe with plenty of green space, stay near the Parnell and New Market neighborhoods.

Top family-friendly hotels in Auckland

The Grand Millennium Auckland is a centrally located family-friendly hotel boasting airy ensuite rooms with sweeping city views and free infant beds and cribs. Here, you’ll have additional in-room childcare, allowing you to sneak off to the shimmering indoor pool. The Langham Auckland is another ritzy family-friendly hotel – while you get pampered at the full-service spa, the kids can be looked after with in-room childcare. The Hilton Auckland’s huge rooms – with glistening harbor views – and additional babysitting makes for great family accommodation.

Where to find the best restaurants in Auckland

If you’re looking for quick, easy eats to appease the kids, check out Downtown’s wealth of casual food halls. Here, you’ll find an abundance of Asian cuisine, alongside fast food favorites like pizzas and hotdogs. Downtown also boasts a range of family-friendly restaurants, from cozy Italian eateries to nautical-themed seafood restaurants. The beachfront area of Cornwall Park also hosts pizzerias offering ocean views. For a fun family outing, stock up on supplies from a local supermarket and picnic in one of Auckland’s flower-speckled parks.

The most popular things to do in Auckland

Nature loving kids will go wild for the array of awesome exotic animals kept at Auckland Zoo, a central tree-blanketed green park housing towering giraffes, laughing monkeys, and even golden, shaggy-maned lions. Complement your excursion to the zoo with a trip to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, a waterfront complex of seahorse tanks, a penguin colony display, and shark experience areas, where you can snorkel in a shark cage and get up close to the silvery sharp-toothed creatures. Back in central Auckland, stop by the Sky Tower, a looming spear-shaped skyscraper. At the building’s dizzying summit, discover the glass-walled observation deck, which offers panoramic views of the city and out over the aquamarine harbor waters. For an outdoor adventure sure to please the whole family, explore Auckland’s golden Mission Bay beach.

Best ways to get around Auckland

Auckland boasts an extensive and easy-to-use public transport network of buses, ferries, and trains, which snake and wind around the city and surrounding areas. Purchase an AT HOP card – a reloadable and reusable ticket – to use this convenient integrated system. If you’re traveling with tiny tots, get around the city via taxicab, or rental car – there are plenty of trusted rental companies in Auckland. Active teens, meanwhile, will love Auckland’s dedicated bike paths and bike-friendly roads – you’ll find many bicycle rentals in the center.

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